I know it's usually a murder of crows, but this was definitely a cacophony!
As I walked through the woods, I could hear them from half a mile away. I thought something must be harassing them, but when I came around the bend into this small meadow, there were hundreds of them in the trees and no predators in sight.
When they saw me, a black cloud of them began to lift into the sky.
I've never seen so many crows at once except when coming to roost in the evening or leaving in the early morning. This is midday.
Wonder what they were doing.
I hope you can enlarge the photos enough to see them since I can't send you the audio of amazing amount noise they made.
They circled and wheeled for awhile, hoping I would go away, and then disappeared over the treetops.